1 Corinthians 14:3

“But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he that prophesieth, speaketh vnto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men edification, and exhortation, and consolation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the word of the prophet gives men knowledge and comfort and strength.
- Basic English Bible

But he that prophesies speaks to men [in] edification, and encouragement, and consolation.
- Darby Bible

But he that prophesieth, speaketh to men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
- Webster's Bible

But he who prophesies speaks to men words of edification, encouragement and comfort.
- Weymouth Bible

But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation.
- World English Bible

For he that prophecieth, spekith to men to edificacioun, and monestyng, and coumfortyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he who is prophesying to men doth speak edification, and exhortation, and comfort;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:3


1Co 14:3 He that prophesieth. To prophesy means more than to foretell. It is to declare the will of God under a divine impulse. When Peter spoke on Pentecost, he did the work of a New Testament prophet. In this formative period of the church, before the New Testament was written, it was needful that there be these inspired guides in the churches. Unto men [to] edification. Instruction, and strengthening.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 14

  • BrenWeb
    God created the heaven and earth, he knows all things before the foundation was ever laid. Many are call and few are chosen. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will allow his will to be done through whomever he choose. It is Godbusiness. Remember the "Wisdom of man is the foolishness of God"
  • Jimmy a disciple of Jesus
    well if God used a donkey He will use anyone!!! If more Men would be the leaders that God called them to be then maybe there wouldnt be women preaching but where are all the Men of God!!! Praise God for the Women that are doing the work!!! Where are all the men of God?????
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    SPEAKING IN TONGUES = CHRIST IN YOU = PROOF POSSITIVE OF THE POWER AND PRESENCE OF THE INDWELLING GIFTS OF THE 9 MANIFESTATIONS OF THE HOLY GHOST = BORN OF THE INCORRUPTABLE SEED MADE OF THE TRUE AND GENUINE TEMPLE MADE WITHOUT HANDS = OH YES WE CAN FOR HIS EVERLASTING GLORY IN THESE LATTER DAYS IN THIS KINGDOM OF GOD AMEN ! RESTORATION FROM ACTS THROUGH JUDE RIGHTLY DIVIDED AMEN ! SHALOM SAINTS !
  • A disciple
    "Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaks a barbarian, and he that speaks shall be a barbarian unto me." The Lord gave four examples of the kinds of hearts men have with respect to hearing and receiving His Word. The examples all came out of the individuals' own making of what kind they would be; for God's will is clearly for ALL of them to have been saved.
  • A disciple
    Wayne; God commanded the woman to be under obedience and subjection to her husband in Genesis 3:15 directly after pronouncing to the serpent his eternal condemnation and the breaking of his head by the coming of Christ. The Western Churches are in disobedience to this Word because of rebellious worldly influences and thinking they're above such things, thus opening the door to more and more evil.
  • Steve morrow
    5:43 I AM COME IN MY FATHERS NAME AND --- YOU RECEIVE ME NOT --- IF ANOTHER SHALL COME IN HIS OWN NAME HIM YOU WILL RECEIVE JOHN 14:15 ---IF YOU LOVE ME---KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS 1 CORINTHIANS 16:22 IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ANATHEMA MARANATHA ACTS 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM

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